"Absolutely the best hostel we have been at China."
September 24, 2018
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||0.1 KM|
|Nearest airport||Dali Airport (DLU)|
|Distance to airport||17.1 km|
"Reception has nice drinks and delicious breakfast, and can help you with bus booking."
August 3, 2017
"Nice place with clean rooms and a nice common area."
July 5, 2017
"The staff were very helpful and friendly, accommodation & facilities were excellent."
March 18, 2018
"The twin room is nice and spacious, good value for money, be..."
August 3, 2017
For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Dali, The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is the perfect choice. Only 0.1 KM from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. For those of you who want to venture out, Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Dali Foreigner Street, Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan are just some of the attractions available to visitors.
At The Jade Emu International Guesthouse, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, convenience store, daily housekeeping, postal service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.
Guests can choose from 23 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Whatever your purpose of visit, The Jade Emu International Guesthouse is an excellent choice for your stay in Dali.
"The guesthouse has a nice outdoor seating area."
August 13, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
The Jade Emu International Guesthouse
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Very nice guest house / hostel ”
I enjoyed my stay at the Jade Emu. Staff were great and the location and facilities were good. I enjoyed chilling in the restaurant area.
Close to ancient town”
This place is easy to find compare to other with chinese name(I booked 2 difference hotel for to night). It's 5-10mins walk to ancient town. The lady staff who can speak english no so helpful but another staff who can't speak english very helpful and friendly.
absolutely the best hostel we have been at China. The rooms are amazing, perfectly located good breakfast, and above all the staff are super friendly and helpful, especially Jay from the reception was helping us with any small question and problem we had and take care that we would have the best visit in Dali during our honeymoon. Highly recommended.
Great hostel for international travelers”
Jade Emu was very convenient to the Dali ancient town, just across the street. Front desk staff were super sweet and helpful. Good Chinese and western food available at the hostel throughout the day...prices comparable to places in town, always tasted good. Nice selection of reasonably priced beers. Also a very cute dog belonging to the owners who would come play with me! Rooms were spacious and comfortable, although in the winter time it could be quite chilly at night, and the small space heater they had didn’t really cut it. The shower in our room was poorly designed so it would flow down into the toilet area, causing significant flooding. Other than that, it was a great place to stay.
Upgrade to Twin Suite ”
We were given a free upgrade to bigger room, which is very kind of the hotel. The room is quite big n comfortable, except there is no suitable place to hang our jackets or clothes. There is a cabinet like with a hanger for clothes, but it looked like a chinese prayer cabinet display. We didn't use it. As it would scare us in the night as if there is someone looking down (if the clothes were hanged there).
The hostel is nice. They also keep the restaurant (it's a bit pricy). The personnel were giving me good tips regarding the area. The room was good but the construction work just behind the wall was veeeeery annoying! Though as usual I don't care about outer sounds. This work has been done by the property.
We stayed at Jade Emu for 6 nights. The staff were very helpful and friendly, accommodation & facilities were excellent. The food was good. We would definitely recommend if you are staying in Dali. We will be returning ourselves next year.
First time travelling in China. After we have booked and were rejected by some other properties, we were extremely happy to find this place (first by complete accident). The twin room is nice and spacious, good value for money, beautiful traditional house. reception has nice drinks and delicious breakfast, and can help you with bus booking. Big common area where you can meet other travellers.
Great Stay to Explore Dali Ancient City”
We were happy to stay in this hotel and the staffs also helpful to assist us to plan for our journey around Dali. We have a tour round the lake of Er Hai, went up to Chang Shan Mountain, visited the 3 Pagodas Temple and also have been an enjoyable day to explore around the ancient city of Dali.
Best budget hotel in the world”
I strongly recommend this hotel to all fellow travelers. The price is budget but the room is modern in traditional context. Perfect staff with international standard bar and menus. Just minutes walk to old town.
very bad hotel”
i arrived at 6.45pm to check in. the guy in the counter (with terrible cannot communicate in english) said their policy now is no longer accepting foreign guests. obviously i cannot accept this this it wasn't mention during my booking. they simply ask me to get refund from agoda and find a new hotel. Agoda is now helping me to relocate to a new hotel. but for this thing happened to me is such cannot be accepted. they even didnt mention in agoda on their no-foreign guests policy. am now with my pregnant wife and a child was waiting for agoda's help for more than one hour. i hope agoda coulf help me to relocate us to a new hotel nearby.
Love the vibe in the Guesthouse and it's situated very near to the old town. Would definitely recommend it to other travellers.
Just outside the old city but a short 5 min walk from the gates and easy to get around. The staff are generally helpful but sometimes quite busy so you have to be a bit patient. Large, clean rooms, we had an excellent private double. It was a rainy few days with little sun and I couldn't figure out how to get hot water for my shower (solar heat for water) though admittedly I didn't put up too much of a fuss for the staff to fix it.
good location but poor staff hospitality”
Arrived in morning. After check in, going to town directly. Coming back in noon with sweat. Willing to take a bath, but there was no power supply. Asking the staff on it, the answer given was it was a blackout. But, I found that others room still can switch on the fans. After checking around myself, I found that the main switch in room was off and the staff was so unresponsive! Then, in the next morning there was loud renovations noise nearby. Hostel didn't give any notice regards this. Can't even sleep well as I need a deep rest after my hiking trips. Decided to check out in noon directly even I have paid for two nights.
Hotel is not in Anceint town but not too far”
Good guest house for relax. Staff is helpful. We can book Dali city tour and bus ticket to Lijiang here. It is very convinience. Room is clean but not in Anceint area. Walk to Anceint town around 10 minutes.
Great location ”
Great spot to visit Dali from, near ancient city and access to transportation. Fun place to stay with lots of atmosphere. Queen room with ensuite was spacious and comfortable. Lots of variety in restaurant. Staff very helpful and English speaking. Would stay again
Just an average guest house..”
The location of this guesthouse is excellent, just a 10 minute walk away from the centre of the old town, and many facilities to keep the guest amused. However, the room was small, dated and scruffy, with a small CTR that only showed BBC world news. I had to share my room with midges each day, probably due to the fact the rubbish bin was never emptied. The shower area stank of urine so the use of bleach would have been a nice touch!! During my 6 days stay my room was cleaned once and that was only because I asked after 3 days!
Great. Enjoyed my stay very much. ”
Simply a great place to stay! Never can get bored with various games available. Room clean and well-kept. Would love to stay longer if not for time constraint. Staff are friendly,speak English, and helpful in arranging tours and booking bus tickets.
Very pleasant stay”
We enjoyed staying at Jade Emu Guest house, the place was relaxed, quiet and interesting with its own library and free DVD's, two restaurants, pool table, plenty of arranged tours if you wanted them, Wi Fi and DVD in the room, good for foreigners who appreciate an English speaking owner (Australian), sometimes a bit difficult to communicate with the Chinese staff and they can be slow to get things done, particularly getting your fist coffee in the morning......we met some great people who are now on our email contact list!
International-friendly and convenient”
Stress-free and relaxing as there was no need to be constantly worried about communication problems. The guesthouse offered tours to destinations like Er Hai Lake and other services such as free dvd rentals and thursday night bbq which kept our stay interesting and enjoyable. Location wise, it is conveniently situated about 10 minutes away from the old town. Wifi available and allow access to Facebook.